I am currently a DPhil (PhD) student at the University of Oxford, with the Oxford Internet Institute, where I am part of the Ethics and Philosophy of Information Cluster (EPIC). I am also an Alan Turing Institute doctoral student under the guidance of Professor Luciano Floridi.
My work is at the intersection of Global Governance and Digital Governance. My research focuses on questions surrounding accountability, power, and ethics in Internet governance and the management of the Internet’s technical infrastructure. I am currently exploring two specific subject areas : ethical issues in algorithmic decision making, effective public-policies for ensuring algorithmic accountability, and accountability in multistakeholder Internet governance models as well the influence of state actors on the technical governance of the Internet.
Prior to this, I worked at the intersection of Internet governance, tech-policy, ethics, and human rights for various years. I joined the Oxford Internet Institute in 2015 as an MSc student. My MSc research at the OII focused on the (im)possibility of instantiating human rights principles in Internet standards and protocols.
Before coming to Oxford I worked as a policy advisor for a Democratic Congressman in Washington D.C. After graduating from the OII I worked for ARTICLE 19 – a human rights organization focused on the defense and promotion of freedom of expression and freedom of information worldwide. I have a BA in anthropology, an MA in International relations with a specialization in human rights, and MSc in Social Science of the Internet.
You can reach me at ccath (at) turing (dot) ac (dot) uk